MarinesMobile is a custom mobile app developed by Pn Automation for the US Marine Corps. It is the official mobile app of the US Marine Corps. The app facilitates for the users’ habitual use and consumption of multiple media content types, including news, photos, videos, press releases, messages, Orders & Directives and social assets (like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and Instagram). Furthermore, this app effectively utilizes the Internet of Things (IoT) technology advances to automate Combat Fitness Test (CFT) and Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The application uses IoT devices like smart watches (FitBit, JawBone, Apple Watch, Android Watch and other fitness trackers) to collect fitness information via the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to calculate CFT and PFT score, class and fitness activity keep an accounting of the tests they have taken, their scores, and how they compare to other Marine app users.
The app is also supported on another type of IoT devices – Smart TVs. Currently, the application is available on AppleTV, Roku TV, Amazon FireTV, AndroidTV and Samsung Tizen TV OS. The Marines are in process of extending deployment of this app to up to 250,000 active duty Marines. It is also available to Marine Reserves, Retired Marines, former Marines, prospective Marines, the extended Marine Corps family and the general public. The app is designed to get the message of the Commandant out to the major audiences the Marine Corps is trying to reach.
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